Tummy Tuck on Cesarean Section

I'm 31, had my Cesarean Section 7 years ago. Now it's starting to hurt, and below my belly button I can feel a round mass: it's really painful. I want to have a tummy tuck but I'm concerned because of the mass I feel. If I have a tummy tuck will the mass get rid of itself too? Thank you.

If you have a mass of your abdominal wall this needs to be evaluated first. If medical-surgical treatment is necessary then this may preclude you from having a tummy tuck. Please seek evaluation first by either your OB-GYN or primary care physician.

Best wishes

Earl Stephenson, Jr., M.D.
Earl Stephenson, Jr., M.D.
2220 Wisteria Dr SWSnellvilleGA30078US

Earl Stephenson, Jr., M.D.

2220 Wisteria Drive, Suite 209, Snellville,
GA, 30078, US

An Ultrasound of abdomen, pelvis and abdominal wall is necessary in the beginning to identify and clarify the mentioned painful "mass". If nothing internally, then a tummy tuck (mini or full, based on the skin excess) certainly will help you get rid of it, as it will be part of the tissues excised. I hope this was helpful enough. Thank you

Ioannis Michail Ch. Salivaras
Ioannis Michail Ch. Salivaras

Ioannis Michail Ch. Salivaras

Clinica Joelle, Villa 502 A, Beach Villas,
Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 3, Dubai,
U.A.E

Abdominal Mass and Tummy Tuck

The mass you feel is probably a hernia, an extrusion of the abdominal contents through the muscle. This can be repaired at the time of an abdominoplasty but needs evaluation first. This is usually the purview of general surgery, though many plastic surgeons with general surgery training may be able to evaluate you. The pain, however, means you should have this evaluated as soon as possible.

Robert T. Buchanan MD
Robert T. Buchanan MD
209 Hospital DrHighlandsNC28741US

Robert T. Buchanan MD

209 Hospital Drive, Suite 202, Highlands,
NC, 28741, US

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The mass should be treatable. It is most likely a hernia, a bulge, or some scar tissue. An exam by a board certified plastic surgeon may be able to determine what is going on. Some imaging with an ultrasound or a CT scan may be needed.

Clark F Schierle MD, PhD
Clark F Schierle MD, PhD
676 N St Clair StChicagoIL60611US

Clark F Schierle MD, PhD

676 N Saint Clair St #1575, Chicago, IL,
60611, USA

Thank you for the question. Unfortunately, we cannot tell you what the mass is without examining you. It may just be scar tissue or it could be a hernia. In either case, it can usually be easily taken care of at the time of your tummy tuck. The best thing to do is to be evaluated by a Board

Certified Plastic Surgeon.

Good Luck!

Daniel Markmann MD
Daniel Markmann MD
9171 Baltimore National PikeEllicott CityMD21042US

Daniel Markmann MD

9171 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 205,
Ellicott City, MD, 21042, US

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You will require an examination and possible testing to determine the etiology of the mass you are describing. Plastic Surgeons can commonly find hernia's at the time of Abdominoplasty which are usually easily repaired. Consider an evaluation with a member of the ASAPS in your region who commonly performs Tummy Tucks. Best,

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

Gary R. Culbertson MD, FACS
Gary R. Culbertson MD, FACS
18 Miller RdSumterSC29150US

Gary R. Culbertson MD, FACS

Iris Surgery Center, 18 Miller Road, Sumter,
SC, 29150, US

You should have an examination to see if you have an umbilical hernia. This should be addressed at the time of your tummy tuck. The hernia can be repaired by a general surgeon or a plastic surgeon depending your examination. Please find an ASAPS member for a consult.

Robert Whitfield MD, FACS
Robert Whitfield MD, FACS
7200 Wyoming Springs DrRound RockTX78681US

Robert Whitfield MD, FACS

7200 Wyoming Springs, Suite 1400,
Round Rock, TX, 78761, US

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